Album Review: Foals – Holy Fire

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It is clear from the opening minutes of throbbing rocker “Prelude” that Foals’ mean stadium-based business on third album, Holy Fire. Expressive and technically dexterous, the album’s first two singles represent some of the band’s finest work to date. First full track “Inhaler” is a commendably unexpected launch pad, featuring a tasty bass-led groove that unexpectedly catapults into an astonishingly heavy chorus led by some crashing drums and venomous guitars. Continue reading

Looking after No.1

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Substitute goalkeepers, it seems, have been the subject of an unusually high amount of animated discussions this season. Back in September, indignant Tottenham fans expressed outrage at Andre Villas Boas’ decision to relegate Brad Friedel to the bench in favour of Hugo Lloris, whilst Manchester United supporters could be heard venting frustration at Sir Alex Ferguson’s uncharacteristic indecision in choosing between Anders Lindegaard and David de Gea in the Old Trafford goal. Continue reading